Andromeda

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Paul Gustave Dor painted Andromeda exposed to the sea-monster, nude, as she is depicted in the story.

In Greek mythology, Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, king and queen of Ethiopia.

Cassiopeia bragged that she was more beautiful than the Nereids (water-nymphs), and so in revenge, Poseidon sent a flood and a sea monster to plague the land. Cepheus then consulted the oracle of Ammon, and was told that he had to sacrifice his daughter to the sea monster in order for the problem to end. His people forced him to comply with the oracle, and he chained Andromeda to a rock by the sea. She was rescued by Perseus who killed the monster who then married Andromeda. One of their children, Perses, became the ancestor of the kings of Persia.

Andromeda is Greek for "ruler of men". She is represented in the northern sky by the constellation Andromeda which contains the Andromeda Galaxy.

This event was depicted in a modified version in the 1981 movie Clash of the Titans.

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